Week in Arcade Part Deux: Marlow Briggs

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A surprise $15 action piece props up Friday.

Marlow Briggs

Coming from nowhere and destined to be overlooked because of its release vicinity to Grand Theft Auto V, this 505 Games published effort is an absolutely gem. Mirroring God of War – and unashamed to admit it – this blend of voodoo magic and comic book sensibilities spurs on fluid combat and superlative production values. While suffering from Hollywood’s fascination with shaky cam methodology in its stunning action scenes, combat is satisfying when mixed with a satirical edge. Drop GTA V for 10 minutes and give Marlow Briggs a chance; its a workhorse who deserves attention.